The Beer In ME

Sips and Sea Dogs Tour Dates for 2019 Season Now On Sale!

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

It may still be winter, but it’s time to think about baseball again. Training camps have pitchers and catchers working out, and will soon be in full swing. With another Red Sox World Series victory last year, fans are really excited about the upcoming season. We’ve been working again with our friends at the Portland Sea Dogs, and…

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2018 Year in Review – Marketing and Outreach

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We know that we can amaze and delight our guests once they are on the bus, but how do our guests first find out about us? Do they learn about us at an event, discover us when searching for things to do, or directly by word of mouth? Let’s take a look at our marketing…

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2018 Year in Review – Guest Satisfaction

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

Our guests love to talk about their experiences on our tours. They tell their friends, co-workers, and families. They rate us on public review sites and also tell us their thoughts in a private survey link. Let’s see how our tours performed last year. Note: This is the fourth post in a series looking back at…

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2018 Year in Review – Partner Revenue

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

Every tour that The Maine Brew Bus conducts generates serious revenue for many other small businesses in Maine. Today we will see how much money is distributed to our various partners as a result. Note: This is the third post in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018. Click here to read…

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2018 Year in Review – Tour Information

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

The Maine Brew Bus conducted hundreds of different tours during 2018. Let’s see just how far we went and where we visited during the year. Note: This is the second in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018. Click here to read the first post about Guest Composition.  One of the first…

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2018 Year in Review – Guest Composition

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We are taking a look back at the various activities of The Maine Brew Bus during the year 2018. First up, we will look at who our guests really are and exactly where they come from. Note: This is the first in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018.  Through weekly analysis of…

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2018 Year in Review – First, a Look Back at 2013

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We now spend a lot of time as a company to try to fully understand our guests and work to improve the experiences that they have with us. In order to have the best information, we have built systems and procedures to collect and use this data. Let’s take a look back to 2013 to see…

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Meet The Team – Adam

Don LittlefieldStaff

Adam recently joined our team as our Tour Coordinator after he relocated to Portland from Boston. Learn more about him and his very interesting background in our latest staff profile. Adam joined the Brew Bus team in September of 2018. He was named to the newly created position of Tour Coordinator on the strength of…

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How many of Maine’s Top 25 Beers of 2018 can be found on our tours?

Don LittlefieldPartnersPublic Tours

Our friends at the website Beer This Week recently ran an end-of-year survey for what people think were the Top 25 Beers in Maine for 2018. The results show how many you can learn about and taste on our various tours. This annual survey is certainly a popularity contest.  It is not supposed to Maine’s…

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Meet The Team – Julie

Don LittlefieldStaff

She may seem very quiet and reserved…but in reality, Julie is anything but that. In our latest staff profile learn more this hard-working member of the team, and why you really don’t want to test her skills. Julie has been driving and guiding with the Brew Bus since April of 2018. She was born and raised…

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Meet The Team – Mitch

Ellie YahnStaff

From milking cows as a kid to his adult role helping youth succeed, Mitch’s path in life so far has been “beautifully strange.” In our latest staff profile you can learn more about this very interesting team member who drives you to drink local. Mitch has been part of the Maine Brew Bus team since…

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Hold Your Next Team Outing With Us on the Bus!

Corporate ToursDon Littlefield

It’s always a challenge to plan a great team outing. You want to get everyone out of the office and get to know each other socially, but you don’t want to do the same activity as last time. How do you make it interesting and memorable for everyone? We have a great solution for you…

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Cheers to Portland Beer Week!

Don LittlefieldPortland Beer Week

November means that it is time for Portland Beer Week! We love this celebration of all things beer, in which breweries and venues create fun ways to explore different angles of this industry. Here is a preview of just some of the great events on tap during the week. Now in its seventh year, Portland…

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Meet The Team – Nate

Ellie YahnStaff

Many of our guests this summer have seen Nate on board the bus as a driver or a guide. He tends to stand out, not only for his height but also for his in-depth knowledge of the people and the processes that make our craft alcohol industry truly special. Nate is originally from the south,…

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Our Road Team Helps To Drive Our Tours

Don LittlefieldFestivals and Events

Our company attends over 30 beer festivals and other events around much of New England to actively promote our tour operations in Portland, Boston, and Providence. Learn more about the activities of our festival and event Road Team members, and how you can join them. If you attended any of these events this year, you might…

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New Tour Itineraries For Fall and Winter

Don LittlefieldNew Tours

The summer has drawn to a close, and we are clearly now in the fall. That means it’s time for new tours! Learn more about these new tour itineraries that are available for booking now. Our schedule changes twice every year, in November and then again in May. This gives us an opportunity to produce new…

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Meet The Team – Aaron

Ellie YahnStaff

Aaron has been involved with the company since the very early days. Learn more about one of our longest serving employees. About six months after our bus wheels hit the pavement, Aaron was asked to fill in one day as a driver for Saturday tours. He has been involved with our company ever since working behind-the-scenes as…

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Meet The Team – Alex

Ellie YahnStaff

Many of our guests hop on board our tours to get the inside scoop on where to go and what to do while they are visiting Maine. In this case, they get suggestions and recommendations from someone who grew up on an island in Casco Bay. In the latest of our staff profiles meet Alex,…

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Announcing Our New Malts and Mariners Tours

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

Professional hockey returns to Portland this year with our new team the Maine Mariners. And now learn about a new Malts and Mariners tour that is available before 21 different home games this season! We were pretty sad when Portland lost it’s professional hockey franchise a couple of years ago. Our company had created a…

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Planning A Brew Bus Tour For Your Company

Corporate ToursDon Littlefield

The summer is winding down…and it is time to buckle down and settle into a more steady workflow. But may have already noticed you and your colleagues are already getting the work blues. What can be done to boost office morale this fall? A corporate tour on The Maine Brew Bus can be a great…

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